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Iran celebrates Islamic Revolution anniversary

jos_iranrevolution-300x202Special ceremonies are being held in Iran and other countries to mark the first day of the Ten-Day Dawn period that culminated in the overthrow of the Pahlavi regime.

The celebrations started on Monday on the occasion of the beginning of the 31st anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.

On February 1, 1979, the late leader of the Islamic Revolution and founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, arrived at Mehrabad International Airport, returning from a 15-year exile. He was warmly greeted by millions of enthusiastic Iranians. Ten days later the Islamic Revolution became victorious in Iran.

The downfall of the Pahlavi regime marked the end of 2,500 years of monarchic rule in Iran.

On the first day of the Ten-Day Dawn celebrations, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and members of his cabinet renewed their allegiance to the ideals of the late Imam Khomeini. They were accompanied by the Imam’s grandson, Hassan Khomeini.

The Director General of Iran’s Ministry of Culture for Foreign Media Affairs, Mohammad-Javad Aqajari, said on Sunday that the ceremonies will be covered by 226 reporters from 120 foreign media.

“More than 100 foreign reporters have also requested visas in order to cover the ceremonies,” he added


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